Tag: politics

Further Reading: Congressional Power

Further Reading: Congressional Power

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Congressional ethics and power are all over the news today. Those who read The New York Times woke up to this alarming announcement: “House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Daily Show (The Book)

Although Jon Stewart retired from The Daily Show in August 2015, fans will not soon forget his legacy in comedy and politics. In The Daily Show (The Book) (Grand Central), which released last month, Chris Smith records the memories the cast, crew, and guests shared while Stewart fronted the Emmy Award-winning news satire. In today’s corresponding […]

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Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 14 through 18 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, November 14  And Then the Sky Exploded, by David A. Poulsen Kids often grapple with […]

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Reviews of the Week: Arthur Herman, Patricia McCormick, Eric Mextas, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Arthur Herman, Patricia McCormick, Eric Mextas, and more!

Monday June 6 If You Can Keep It by Eric Metaxas In a goofy bobblehead of Nathan Hale, created by waggish Yale alums, Metaxas discerns a disturbing symptom of a cultural disease afflicting America. Evident in the myriad ways that many Americans now ignore or deprecate all that is noble and inspiring in their country’s history, […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Jon Meacham Talks about Destiny and Power

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest political biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush (2015). Known for a slew of New York Times bestsellers—from American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House […]

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A Hillary for All Seasons: Four Children’s Books about the Woman Who Would Be President

A Hillary for All Seasons: Four Children’s Books about the Woman Who Would Be President

With the 2016 election only a year off, the current Democrat frontrunners are Hillary, Hillary, and Hillary—at least in the number of children’s books about her. Over the summer, a reporter e-mailed to ask about Hillary Clinton books aimed at kids for an article she was writing. I replied that almost all of the titles […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Sarah Vowell Talks about Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

This week on Well Read, New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Vowell will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (2015). Published in October, Lafayette chronicles the expeditions of French aristocrat and Revolutionary War general, the Marquis de Lafayette. Vowell’s seventh book of […]

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Power of the Word: "Leaders, read this!"

Power of the Word: "Leaders, read this!"

Summer is the season for exploration and discovery, and readers of all ages, interests, and tastes would love to visit the American Writers Museum—if only such a place existed. Although we have national museums celebrating the luminaries of baseball, rock and roll, the visual arts, various ethnic traditions, and science and technology, to categorize but […]

For Anita Hill, Serenity is the Best Revenge
By October 24, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

For Anita Hill, Serenity is the Best Revenge

It’s been 20 years since Anita Hill had the temerity to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas. It took a lot of nerve for her to come forth with allegations of sexual harassment against a man who was lined up to be the second African American male to serve on the Supreme […]

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Obama’s Reading List
By August 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Obama’s Reading List

The Daily Beast just created a list of what President Obama has read since the campaign trail in 2008. It’s an interesting list and might be a good trajectory for a book group to take. Do click on the link as the book stack graphic is quite nice!

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